Marriage-Based Adjustment of Status
Sacramento Marriage-Based Adjustment of Status Attorneys
People find their spouses in a wide range of ways, and sometimes the blessing of love comes with someone who may not have permanent residency status in the United States. The good news is that, with good legal guidance, the happy couple can file for adjustment of status after marriage and get the stability they need to begin building their life together.
Filing Form I-130 for an Immigrant Spouse
The I-130 Form is what is used to obtain a green card for a spouse. U.S. Citizenship & Immigration Services (USCIS) is looking for proof that the couple is indeed married. It can sound simple, and there are cases where perhaps it will be. But it’s not always as cut-and-dried as it might seem.
Proof of Marriage
A good example of proof is if a couple can present joint bank statements or other bills that have both of their names. A life insurance policy or pension account where each is named as the beneficiary for the other is strong evidence. If a couple has been married for some time and living abroad, this type of documentation may be in abundance.
But what if a couple is just recently married? Well, in addition to the marriage certificate itself, couples can still show their correspondence with each other. Credit card records that show expenses may be able to document trips taken together and other activities that demonstrate a real relationship.
Why is the USCIS looking for this type of evidence? The authorities want to be certain that a marriage was done for the right reason and not simply as a way to get around immigration laws.
Call for Assistance
Landerholm Immigration, A.P.C. believes in a diligent approach to law. Clients seeking adjustment of status after marriage are dealing with uncertainty in their lives. They need the peace of mind that comes from knowing their lawyer is on top of every detail and cares about the outcome of their case.
At Landerholm Immigration, A.P.C., we are dedicated to helping you achieve your dreams. Our team understands that immigration matters can be very stressful. In fact, many of our employees are immigrants themselves and they have firsthand experience with the U.S. immigration process.
Get in touch with a member of our team today to learn how we can help with your immigration case: (510) 491-0291
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